At low flows, the diversion dam is a barrier that prevents fish movement which is critical for a healthy fishery. The dam also blocks the movement of small non‐motorized crafts which currently portage around the dam.
The goals of the Granby Diversion Improvement Project are to:
• Provide fish passage for trout and native species and for non‐motorized boating recreation (boating) without interfering with water diversion for municipal and irrigation purposes.
• Low maintenance of diversion structure and associated fish passage and boating features.
• Resilience during future flood events.
• Facilitation of natural stream processes (i.e. sediment transport).
• No rise in 100‐year floodplain.
The project is the result of a partnership between the Town of Granby, Trout Unlimited and Grand County. Funds were contributed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Colorado Water Conservation Board, and the Open Lands, Rivers and Trails Fund. Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District contributed most of the materials for the project and Colorado Parks and Wildlife is providing assistance with the project. “These improvements will be of great benefit to the Town, the river, and all that recreate in it,” said Town Manager Ted Cherry.
Construction of the project started on October 1 and is expected to be completed by the end of November. During construction, the bridge across the Fraser River at Kabab Park will be closed.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
For more information about the construction schedule, the public should contact Corey Engen with FlyWater, Inc. at (970) 217‐3182.